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Covid 19: Lockdown and beyond – what are the employment relations risks?

Handling employment relations is a risky business at the best of times. In the context of the Covid 19 pandemic it could, literally, be a matter of life or death. We have looked at what …

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Acas issues guidance on handling disciplinary and grievance cases during the coronavirus pandemic

Acas has produced new guidance for handling disciplinary and grievance cases during the coronavirus pandemic taking into account whether the employee is furloughed, working from home or continuing to attend the workplace. https://www.acas.org.uk/disciplinary-grievance-procedures-during-coronavirus The guidance …

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Alzheimer’s Society cleared of regulatory wrongdoing over settlement pay-outs

The Charity Commission has announced that it has copleted its regulatory compliance case at the Alzheimer’s Society, ruling that the charity’s trustees acted in line with their legal duties. The regulator’s case was opened in …

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Research perspectives

Survey finds ‘toxic culture’ a reason to resign for one in five staff

A survey by the HR software provider Breathe has reported that 21% of UK workers left their job last year due to ‘toxic workplace culture”. According to their ‘Culture Economy 2020’ report this could be …

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Case law updates

Supreme Court sets boundaries on vicarious liability claims

The Supreme Court has ruled that supermarket Morrisons was not vicariously liable for an employee’s breach of data protection laws. It says that the Court of Appeal had “misunderstood the principles governing vicarious liability in …

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Case law updates

Tribunal upholds workplace harassment claim following “atrociously poor” grievance investigation

An Employment Tribunal decision in the case of Beaney v Highways England has highlighted the importance of properly investigating and dealing with complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The claimant, Kim Beaney was employed by Highways …

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